Africa

Best things to do at the V & A Waterfront Cape Town

Best things to do at the V & A Waterfront Cape Town When Queen Victoria’s son, Alfred, visited Cape Town in 1860, the port wasn’t particularly safe. In fact, so many ships were lost to storms in Table Bay that Lloyd’s of London refused to insure any vessel that overwintered there. Alfred initiated work on …

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10 Places to Visit on South Africa’s Cape Peninsula

Discover South Africa’s Cape Peninsula Cape Town is surrounded by spectacular landscapes. A drive down South Africa’s Cape Peninsula leads to craggy mountains, turquoise bays, and beaches populated by waddling penguins. Stop for a glass of Cabernet at South Africa’s oldest winery, or do some surfing in Muizenberg. At the end of the road, you’ll …

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10 Incredible Things to do in Cape Town

Best things to do in Cape Town, South Africa Cape Town is a visually stunning city. Hugged by the blue Atlantic, with Table Mountain for a backdrop, there are beautiful views wherever you go. But don’t spend too much time gazing at the scenery—Cape Town is a cultural hotspot, too, with world-class museums and historical …

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Tips for traveling South Africa on a Budget

Tips for traveling South Africa on a Budget South Africa is a hot destination, and it’s not difficult to see why. With a combination of first-class wildlife, endless beaches, jagged mountains, and delicious wine, it has something to lure almost every kind of traveler. It is, however, not the cheapest place to travel. It’s a …

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Cape Town for Foodies: Eating well in South Africa’s Mother City

Cape Town for Foodies: Where to Eat in Cape Town In Cape Town there are couriers that deliver lunchtime oysters to your house or office. This is how seriously Capetonians take their food. The city is surrounded by Winelands and is home to an eclectic mix of people, with each group adding something to the …

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Keren Camel Market in Eritrea

Photo of the Week: Keren Camel Market in Eritrea

Photo of the Week: Keren Camel Market in Eritrea   The camel plays an important role in Eritrea’s history and even self-identity, with the long-suffering animals playing a vital role in many of the battles central to the decades of conflict that have waged on and off since the 1960’s. The animal even features prominently …

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Food in Rwanda

A Guide To Eating Your Way Through the best food in Rwanda

A Guide To Food in Rwanda Rwandans love to gather around a meal with friends and family. Food and home cooking are central to social life in the country. Some of my favorite memories in Rwanda have been around tables in traditional restaurants and in friends’ homes. However, most restaurants don’t have a menu, so …

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Art Deco Architecture of Asmara Eritrea

Photo of the Week: Exploring Asmara, Eritrea

Photo of the Week: Streets of Asmara, Eritrea   Researching a trip to Eritrea, the bulk of the (admittedly very limited) information available points to one major draw: the Art Deco Architecture of capital city Asmara. An Italian colony from the 1880’s till 1947, the European influence is notable throughout the country but particularly in …

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So You’ve Never Heard of Reunion Island?

Lindsay Polega is a travel blogger and adventure enthusiast currently based out of Reunion Island in the Indian Ocean. Her past travels have taken her through Europe, across Canada and the U.S., and into many oceans. If you would like to follow her adventures, or take a peek into her past ones, visit her blog …

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